The Peninsula New York Celebrates 30 Years With 30 Curated Luxury Experiences

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In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the luxe Peninsula New York is offering 30 curated experiences guaranteed to make guests happy.

First is its1980’s Art Exhibition—an homage to the year the hotel opened its doors (1988)—celebrating artists who were prominent in the 1980s. The exhibition, installed throughout the public spaces of the hotel, features a collection of original works of Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Barbara Kreuger.

In addition to the works, the exhibition features three iconic portraits of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat by famed photographer Michael Halsband, from when the two visited his studio on July 10, 1985. The images were taken to create a boxing-style poster to announce the collaboration of the two artists for a future exhibition. The three portraits, “Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat #133,” “Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat #1 (first roll, first frame of the sitting),” and “Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat #143” are on display in the hotel’s Palm Court.

Keith Haring Untitled Subway Drawing 1981-1985
Keith Haring Untitled Subway Drawing 1981-1985

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Then there’s the fine dining specific Keys to the Kitchen: A series of curated culinary partnerships available exclusively to hotel guests booking a reservation at one of NYC’s hottest restaurants including Per Se, Daniel, The Modern, Gramercy Tavern, Gabriel Kreuther and Jean-Georges. Guests will unlock intimate bespoke experiences to accompany their meal, including a behind-the-scenes kitchen tour, meet and greet with the Executive Chef, personalized menu, and access to a hard-to-book Kitchen Table. At Daniel, for example, patrons will receive an exclusive tour of the kitchen and a personalized menu to commemorate their special evening. At Per Se, a behind-the-scenes kitchen tour and a signed menu from the Executive Chef is offered.

Divine Intervention

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The hotel’s Salon de Ning will also introduce two custom-made, alcohol-infused ice cream flavors in partnership with Davey’s Ice Cream, each one made from raw ingredients at their famed ice cream factory in Brooklyn. The flavors honor the inspiration behind Salon de Ning by paying tribute to the fictitious tale of Madame Ning, a celebrated Shanghai socialite, avid world traveler and international hostess who presided over “salons” in her stylish and eclectic residences around the world.

The first flavor, titled “Seduced in Shanghai,” blends grapefruit-infused gin with the cream base to add a layer of tannic complexity, while a hint of mint refreshes the palate. An extra dose of grapefruit zest rounds out the botanical mix. The second flavor, named “Divine Intervention,” combines a touch of Mezcal with luxurious chocolate, before being lightly spiced with smoked cinnamon and sugar. A non-alcoholic Afternoon Tea flavor will also be available for purchase in Gotham Lounge, which will feature Devonshire cream ice cream with lemon curd, raspberry and shortbread cookie pieces.

The Peninsula Spa
The Peninsula Spa

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In addition to a Ladurée afternoon tea will launch in September, there are also monthly spa specials, including the $3,000 Medical Beauty Research (MBR) facial, which is available upon request. Building upon MBR’s proven Age-defying Customized facial, this bespoke 90-minute experience includes four treatment enhancements to deliver deeper, instant results. Allowing the results to continue outside the spa, those who indulge in this experience will receive a complimentary bottle of Liquid Surgery Serum to take home, a retail value of $1,724.

Go big or stay home, eh?